Pukekohe 500

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New Zealand Pukekohe 500
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Race Information
Venue Pukekohe Park Raceway
Number of times held 14
First held 1984
Race Format
Race 1
Laps 53
Distance 150 km
Race 2
Laps 53
Distance 150 km
Race 3
Laps 70
Distance 200 km
Last Event (2014)
Overall Winner
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
Race Winners
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Team 4
New Zealand Mitch Cunningham
Australia Cameron Waters
Cunningham Racing

The Pukekohe 500 is an endurance motor racing event held for various touring car racing series since the 1980s at Pukekohe Park Raceway, Pukekohe, New Zealand. The race rose to international prominence in 1985 when it was linked with the Wellington 500 street race. The two races attracted Group A racing teams from Australia, Europe and Asia though until the end of the Group A era in the early 1990s.

From 2001, the event was superseded by the Auckland 500, an event for the Australian V8 Supercars series. However, the Pukekohe 500 name was revived in 2012 as a V8SuperTourer endurance event. The meeting proved popular with large crowds attending. Greg Murphy rekindled his success from the V8 Supercars era at Pukekohe by winning two of the three races. The event is currently known as the Fuchs 500 for sponsorship reasons.

Past winners[edit]

Year Driver Car model Team report
1984 New Zealand Kent Baigent
New Zealand Neal Lowe
BMW 635 CSi H. Kent Baigent report
1985 New Zealand Neville Crichton
New Zealand Wayne Wilkinson
BMW 635 CSi John Andrew Motorsport report
1986 Australia John Harvey
New Zealand Neal Lowe
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Mobil Holden Dealer Team report
1987 Australia Larry Perkins
New Zealand Denny Hulme
Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Enzed Team Perkins report
Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli
Australia Allan Grice
BMW M3 Mark Petch Motorsport report
1988 Australia Andrew Miedecke
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Ford Sierra RS500 Miedecke Motorsport report
1989 Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
Ford Sierra RS500 Shell Ultra Hi Racing report
1990 Australia Peter Brock
Australia Andrew Miedecke
Ford Sierra RS500 Mobil 1 Racing report
1991 New Zealand Jim Richards
Australia Mark Skaife
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Nissan Motorsport Australia report
1992 Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
BMW M3 Evolution BMW M Team Schnitzer report
1993 New Zealand Paul Radisich
Australia Glenn Seton
Ford Mondeo Si Rousesport report
1994
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2011
Not held
2012 New Zealand Greg Murphy
Australia Jack Perkins
Holden VE Commodore M3 Racing report
2013 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Australia James Moffat
Holden VE Commodore Scott McLaughlin Racing report
2014 New Zealand Simon Evans
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Holden VE Commodore Team 4 report